Archive for the 'xkcd' Category

APPROVAL VS. LEGALITY…

October 10th, 2014

The comic notes a curious inversion between the timing of legal and popular opinion trends for interracial marriage vs. same-sex marriage. In the 11 years since Massachusetts first legalized same-sex marriage, at no point have there been more people living in states where it’s legal than there are people who support its legality (although this […]

MORE WRITING LEADS TO BETTER WRITERS…

August 29th, 2014

Mouse-over: I’d like to find a corpus of writing writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)–and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that […]

RELAXING… AHHHHHHH…

June 27th, 2014

WAIT FOR IT, OR MAYBE NOT…

February 21st, 2014

So, what are you obsessing over?

IF YOU THINK WE’VE GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE…

January 4th, 2014

And then there is the gold standard of historical perspective: The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. The statement is universally attributed to variously: Plato, Socrates and other ancient and famous philosophers. However, according to Quote Investigator, the […]

THIS MADE ME INCREDIBLY SAD THIS MORNING…

September 6th, 2013

Yes, this is an amazingly bizarre revelation for me…

ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE…?

August 30th, 2013

WELL, SO MUCH FOR WHAT THE BLEEP

July 25th, 2013

THE CRISIS WAS NOT CREATED JUST FOR US…

June 21st, 2013

CLEVELAND: THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE…

April 12th, 2013

We can dream can’t we…?

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND CONGRESS…

November 2nd, 2012

DON’T LOOK DOWN…

October 5th, 2012

I dropped a bird and didn’t hear it hit bottom.

WHAT IF? INDEED…!

September 28th, 2012

I’ve been enjoying Xkcd for several years, but somehow I missed the offshoot What If? which answers hypothetical questions about physics every Tuesday. This week the question is: If every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the Moon at the same time, would it change color? Previous questions include: What if a rainstorm […]

BIG, REALLY, REALLY BIG, GINORMOUSLY BIG…

September 21st, 2012

If you want to play gawd…

FINALLY…! THANK GAWD…!

August 10th, 2012

CLEVELAND: THE NO-ROLL, WAISTBAND CITY…!

July 14th, 2012

My hometown and Cincinnati both end up in the left and right leg holes. Go figure…

AND THEN YOU TAKE THE BOX TO GOODWILL…

July 6th, 2012

Yes, the process of Going Up From Egypt can be this simple…

BAUMEISTER AND TIERNEY EXPLAINED WHY…

June 8th, 2012

Yes, there actually is real research for this (see note for pages 32-33)…

EVERY MAJOR’S TERRIBLE…

May 11th, 2012

In the tradition of Giblert, Sullivan and Lehrer…

THE COMING ABLOGALYPSE: 12 OCTOBER 2012…

April 20th, 2012

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